Current Affairs Quiz: November 24, 2017

Current Affairs 24 November 2017 Quiz

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  1. Who inaugurated the 5th Global Conference on Cyber Space organized in New Delhi?
    A) Narendra Modi
    B) Ravi Shankar Prasad
    C) Ramnath Kovind
    D) Sushma Swaraj
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      Option A
    Explanation: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the fifth edition of the Global Conference on Cyber Space or GCCS in New Delhi. GCCS is one of the world’s largest conferences on cyber space. The theme of the two-day conference is Cyber4All: A Secure and Inclusive Cyberspace for Sustainable Development.
  2. According to a report recently released by OECD, India has slipped from a rating of ‘compliant’ to an overall rating of ________in terms of meeting international standards for exchange of tax information,
    A) Partially Compliant
    B) Non-Compliant
    C) Largely Compliant
    D) Provisionally Partially Compliant
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      Option C
    Explanation: According to a report released recently by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), India has slipped from a rating of ‘compliant’ to an overall rating of ‘largely compliant’ as regards its meeting international standards for exchange of tax information, according to a peer review.
  3. Which among the given Canadian banks has become the first to be included in the list of 30 global systemically important banks deemed too big to fail by the Financial Stability Board (FSB)?
    A) Bank of Montreal (BMO)
    B) Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD)
    C) Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)
    D) Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC)
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      Option C
    Explanation: The Royal Bank of Canada is the first Canadian lender to be added to the Financial Stability Board’s list of global systemically important banks, which are deemed too big to fail.
  4. India has become the second largest fish producing country in the world with total fish production reaching about ______ million tonnes in 2016-17.
    A) 11.31
    B) 11.41
    C) 11.21
    D) 11.11
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      Option B
    Explanation: Union Agriculture Minister Radhan Mohan Singh said while addressing a conference on the occasion of World Fisheries Day stated that combining the production of all types of fisheries (capture and culture), the total fish production has reached at about 11.41 million tonnes in 2016-17 and India has become the second largest fish producing country in the world.
  5. Which bank has in collaboration with the Mumbai Police launched the campaign #MuhPeTaala to promote safe banking during the International Fraud Awareness week?
    A) Yes Bank
    B) ICICI Bank
    C) HDFC Bank
    D) Axis Bank
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      Option D
    Explanation: During the International Fraud Awareness week, Axis Bank in association with Mumbai Police has launched its latest campaign #MuhPeTaala to promote safe banking. #MuhPeTaala is the mantra that needs to be followed to prevent cyber banking crimes. 12 to 18 November 2017
  6. The Indian Navy inducted it’s first-ever woman pilot on November 22, 2017. Name that female pilot.
    A) Saarah Ahmed
    B) Shubhangi Swaroop
    C) Avani Chaturvedi
    D) Bhavna Kanth
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      Option B
    Explanation: In a first, a woman has been inducted as a pilot in the Indian Navy. Shubhangi Swaroop, who hails from Uttar Pradesh, will soon be flying Maritime Reconnaissance aircraft.
  7. Name the youngest Indian University to be ranked among the Top 10 Public and Top 10 Private Institutions in India by QS University Rankings: BRICS 2018 edition.
    A) Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM)
    B) Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore
    C) O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU)
    D) Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB)
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      Option C
    Explanation: The interdisciplinary O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) has been ranked among the Top 10 Private Institutions in India by QS University Rankings. JGU became the YOUNGEST Indian University and also the FIRST and ONLY private university in Haryana to have been ranked in an international ranking.
  8. The first ever North East Development Summit (NEDS) 2017 was held in which state?
    A) Mizoram
    B) Meghalaya
    C) Manipur
    D) Nagaland
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      Option C
    Explanation: Manipur hosted the first ever North East Development Summit (NEDS) 2017 in Imphal from November 21-22. Primary objective of organising the festival was to showcase the existing economic potential and to attract outside investors in terms of food processing industry, bamboo industry, fisheries, real estate, etc.
  9. Which bank has launched a new scheme named Pattabhi Sitaramayya — Self Business Group (PS-SBG) for self-help groups (SHGs) to encourage entrepreneurship?
    A) Andhra Bank
    B) Canara Bank
    C) Corporation bank
    D) Vijaya Bank
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      Option A
    Explanation: Andhra Bank has launched a new scheme for self-help groups (SHGs) to encourage entrepreneurship. The scheme, Pattabhi Sitaramayya — Self Business Group (PS-SBG), has been introduced to commemorate the 138th birth anniversary of its founder Bhogaraju Pattabhi Sitaramayya, and the Silver Jubilee of the SHG-Bank linkage programme in the country.
  10. Three Indian female officers have been appointed in the Naval Armament Inspection (NAI) branch of the Indian Navy on November 22, 2017. Who is not among the three appointed?
    A) Astha Segal
    B) Roopa A
    C) Sarita Deol
    D) Sakthi Maya S
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      Option C
    Explanation: The first batch of female officers (four in total) passed out from the Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala, Kannur, on November 22, 2017. Three of whom-Astha Segal from New Delhi, Roopa A from Puducherry and Sakthi Maya S from Kerala-created history by becoming the country’s first women officers at the Naval Armament Inspectorate (NAI) branch of the Navy.
  11. Which Insurance company has launched Pro-fit platform to provide one-stop solution to all the health-record tracking needs of customers?
    A) New India Assurance Company
    B) Bajaj Allianz General Insurance
    C) L&T General Insurance
    D) ICICI Lombard General Insurance
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      Option B
    Explanation: Bajaj Allianz General Insurance has launched ‘Pro-fit’, a platform that will act as a one-stop solution to all the health-record tracking needs of customers.
  12. The International Seminar on Indian Space Programme: ‘Trends and Opportunities for Industry’ was organized in which city?
    A) Bhubaneswar
    B) New Delhi
    C) Bangalore
    D) Vishakhapatnam
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      Option B
    Explanation: The International Seminar on Indian Space Programme: ‘Trends and Opportunities for Industry’ was inaugurated n New Delhi. The seminar is being organised by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Antrix Corporation Limited (the commercial arm of ISRO), in coordination with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).
  13. Based on the report by Sheatwork-a knowledge hub for women entrepreneurs- which state is found to have the highest number of women entrepreneurs in India?
    A) Karnataka
    B) West Bengal
    C) Kerala
    D) Tamil Nadu
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      Option D
    Explanation: According to the state-wise analysis of state of women entrepreneurship in the country by Sheatwork, a knowledge hub for women entrepreneurs, Tamil Nadu has the highest number of women entrepreneurs in India, followed by Kerala and West Bengal. 
  14. Who has been appointed as the new Director General (DG) of Doordarshan News?
    A) Deepa Chandra
    B) Ajaya Gupta
    C) Supriya Sahu
    D) Ira Joshi
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      Option D
    Explanation: The information and broadcasting (I&B) ministry appointed Ira Joshi as the director general (DG) of Doordarshan News, a post which has been vacant ever since former DG Veena Jain retired earlier in August.

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15.The headquarter of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is situated in which country?
A) New Delhi, India
B) Paris, France
C) Vienna, Austria
D) London, United Kingdom

View Answer
  Option B
Explanation: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development is an intergovernmental economic organisation with 35 member countries, founded in 1960 to stimulate economic progress and world trade. Secretary-General:Jose Angel Gurria
  1. Who is the President of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)?
    A) Desh Bandhu Gupta
    B) Dilip Shanghvi
    C) Pankaj Patel
    D) Gautam Kapoor
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      Option C
  2. Where is the headquarter of the Financial Stability Board located?
    A) Basel, Switzerland
    B) Paris, France
    C) New York, United States
    D) Geneva, Switzerland
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      Option A
    Explanation: The Financial Stability Board is an international body that monitors and makes recommendations about the global financial system. It was established after the 2009 G20 London summit in April 2009 as a successor to the Financial Stability Forum.
  3. Andhra bank has its headquarter in which city?
    A) Chennai
    B) Bangalore
    C) Hyderabad
    D) Kochi
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      Option C
  4. O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) is in which state?
    A) Punjab
    B) Haryana
    C) Madhya Pradesh
    D) Himachal Pradesh
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      Option B
    Explanation: JGU became the youngest Indian University and also the first and only private university in Haryana to have been ranked in an international ranking.
  5. Which is the largest fish producing country in the World?
    A) China
    B) Egypt
    C) Indonesia
    D) Japan
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      Option A
    Explanation: China is the leading country in terms of fish product production; it has held the position for so long and sees no huge competition. It reportedly stated that the country boasts of a third of world fish production.

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